Bauhinia meaning

bô-hĭnē-ə, bō-ĭn-
The definition of bauhinia is a type of plant that grows in tropical climates with colorful flowers and large, flat, two-part leaves.

An example of a bauhinia is a tree species that grows in Florida and has large leaves.

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Any of various tropical or subtropical trees, shrubs, or woody vines of the genus Bauhinia in the pea family, having two-part or deeply cleft leaves and showy, variously colored flowers.
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Any of a genus (Bauhinia) of small tropical trees of the caesalpinia family having two-lobed leaves and large, flat, white or lavender flowers.
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Any of flowering plants of the Bauhinia genus, some of which are known as orchid trees.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Fabaceae — tropical flowering plants, including many decorative trees.
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Origin of bauhinia

  • New Latin after Jean Bauhin (1541–1612) and Gaspard Bauhin (1560–1624), Swiss botanists

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Bauhin, surname of two French botanists who were brothers, +‎ -ia

    From Wiktionary